Accession Number : AD0686413

Title :   THE PREDICTION OF POLITICAL FEASIBILITY,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Dror,Yehezkel

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Policymaking being directed at influencing reality, the probability that any policy-alternative will be implemented does constitute a main criterion in identifying a preferable policy. While there may be a number of policies which should be adopted for other reasons, probability of implementation within a defined time period should constitute a threshold which must be passed by every policy-alternative before it becomes a subject for serious consideration. While recognizing the importance of political feasibility, care must be taken to avoid a mistake widespread in practice and sometimes supported by theory, that 'feasibility' becomes a dominant criterion of a preferable alternative. In this paper an effort is made to deal with the objective difficulty by proposing some methods for more systematic exploration of political feasibility in a way operationally useful as part of policy analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PREDICTIONS, QUESTIONNAIRES

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE